Announcements

John Ferling Distinguished Lecture Series

University of West Georgia Campus Center Ballroom

April 5, 2022

The University of West Georgia has announced information for a "Save the Date" for the inaugural John Ferling Distinguished Lecture Series event on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. There will be a reception from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, and then the lecture from 7:00pm to 8:30pm in the University of West Georgia Campus Center Ballroom. This special lecture is made possible through the UWG History Program's John Ferling Distinguished Lecture Series in American History, and is also sponsored by the UWG Ingram Library Penelope Melson Society Board of Directors. Here is the inaugural John Ferling Distinguished Lecture Series in American History title and topic of Dr. Edith Gelles's presentation:

ABIGAIL ADAMS AND SLAVERY

Abigail Adams grew up in a slave-owning household. Similarly, many, perhaps most families in colonial Massachusetts owned or used the services of bonded people. Abigail’s personal confrontation with the issue of slavery—of freedom and equality—were closely embedded in the history of her family as well as her communities and her nation during the dynamic era of the American Revolution. Her lifelong relationship with the slaves of her parental household parallels in many ways the larger social history of slavery in America.

The lecturer is Dr. Edith Gelles and her bio can be found by clicking here.

Please note that the 2022 History Honors Day and recognition of the inaugural John Ferling Scholarship recipient will also be on April 5th in mid-afternoon.